1/6 Committee Chair Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney indicated that Mark Meadows faces a criminal contempt reference.
Mr. Meadows’ actions today – the choice to defy the law – will force the Select Committee to consider pursuing contempt or other proceedings to enforce the summons. If his resistance continues and that process progresses, the record will reveal the wide range of issues that the Select Committee with Mr. Meadows wanted to discuss until his decision to hide behind the former President’s false claims of privilege. Many of those cases are not even conceivably subject to any privilege claim, even if there was one.
It is a pity that Mr. Meadows chose to join a very small group of witnesses who believe they are above the law and completely challenge a Selected Committee summons.
The Select Committee spoke to more than 150 individuals involved in and collaborated with our investigation and provided critical details. And although we are determined to get all the information we are looking for, Mr. Meadows, mr. Bannon and others who follow this path do not prevail over the Select Committee’s effort to block answers for the American people by January 6, make legislative recommendations to help protect our democracy, and help ensure that nothing like that ever happens again. not.”
The 1/6 committee and the justice department do not play games. The committee is not going to be stopped. The courts do not allow Trump to waste time and bind document requests.
If Mark Meadows does not soon have a political come to Jesus moment, he will end shares a cell with Steve Bannon.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
Awards and professional membership
Member of the Professional Journalists Association and the American Political Science Association